Oregon again sees huge marijuana harvest

BEND, Ore. (AP) — For the second year in a row, Oregon cannabis farmers have harvested more than a million pounds of usable marijuana.

The Bulletin reports Thursday that the huge harvest is again driving down prices for consumers and putting pressure on growers who aren’t getting the price they hoped for.

Oregon’s cannabis market is limited to sales within the state’s borders.

Yet the state of about 4 million people has 1,107 licensed active producers and another 900 producers seeking licenses from the Oregon Liquor Control Commission.

There is no cap on the number of permits issues by the state.

When Oregon lawmakers return to Salem later this month, among the measures introduced will be a bill that would make it legal for Oregon to export cannabis.